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Chris Thile - How To Grow A Woman From The Ground chords

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CAPO 2ND FRET - all chords relative to capo

CHORDS:
Em7:    022030
Am7:    x02010
D:      x00232
B7sus4: x24252
B7:     x24242
A7:     x02020
F#7:    242322
G:      320033
C:      x32010 

Listen to the song for strumming pattern. It is easy to fill out the sound with 
simple hammer-on/pull-off accents (for example, play Em hammer on Em7 to start 
each verse). The only one that is crucial for 
the structure of the song is the B7sus4 to B7 transition. The B7sus4 is only one 
stroke long, but is 
necessary to make the song sound complete.

VERSE 1

Em7               Am7           D           B7sus4 B7
I caught a string full of fish down by the dam
Em7                        A7         F#7               B7     
I'll drag them back to the field they should be dead by then
Em7            Am7              D           B7sus4 B7
Wipe the sweat off my neck and tally ho the plow
G                B7              C
I'm gonna grow a woman from the ground

VERSE 2
The night was a chalkboard with a fingernail moon
If the fish ain't dead yet they will be pretty soon
Kinda like the feeling at an old folks home
Even though you love them you can't wait for them to go

VERSE 3
I'll call her Angelina she's a teacher I once had
A halo of honey wrapped around her head
And she always used to give me some when I was a kid
I told her that I loved her and then I went and hid

CHORUS
     G             D                 C
I'll take you into town and I will show you off
     G                    D             C
And there's room on your dress for a corsage
          G              D       C
And I'll open up every door for you

    Em7  G   C
Ooo ooo ooo ooo
     D   G   C
Ooo ooo ooo ooo

VERSE 4
I opened up my almanac and in my head I read
Cut your wrist on the fins of the fish and drain all you can
So I rolled up my sleeves and then began to draw lines just as deep as the days are long

VERSE 5
I sewed up my wrist and sewed the ground with my blood
Staind up my clothes pretty good and I turned that dirt to mud
I couldn't help but close my eyes and lay my body down 
'Cause I heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground

CHORUS
I bleed for you now and I'm skinny as a rail
And I'll be so obliged to keep you nice and warm and safe
and won't you be so proud of me

Ooo ooo ooo ooo
Ooo ooo ooo ooo
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